You may be aware of the Ontario government’s Changing Workplaces Review and the impact the interim reports proposed changes could have on Ontario’s competitiveness and the ability of businesses in the province to create jobs and grow the economy.
During the first round of consultations for the Changing Workplaces Review, the Special Advisors overwhelmingly heard from labour groups about needed changes. While important, the OCC believes that balanced recommendations from the Special Advisors will necessitate broader engagement with employers, employer groups, and a broad cross-section of employees.
To that end, the OCC is preparing a formal submission to the Special Advisors calling for an evidence-based approach and a full cost-benefit analysis of any substantial change accepted through this Review by the Government of Ontario.
To strengthen this submission, the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce is asking our membership to submit their stories and feedback on how these changes will impact their businesses ability to hire and grow.
This process is too important to be guided by ideology. Let’s make sure it’s driven by data and that the voice of Ontario’s employer community is heard.
Questions or comments? Contact Karl Baldauf, Vice President of Policy and Government Relations.